Police warning of new scam involved unpaid EE bills

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Police are warning people to be aware of a new scam involving mobile phone company EE.

Fake text messages, purporting to be from EE, are being sent to people claiming that they haven't paid a bill.

The link in the message leads to a phishing website desinged to steal your EE account log in details as well as personal and financial information.

Police said: "Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link or attachment in an unexpected email or text."

An EE spokesperson added: "As soon as our customers started receiving these messages from scammers, our security teams acted swiftly to block and remove the website in the messages to protect our customers. We continue to advise any customers who receive any spam messages to not click on any of the links, and delete the messages after forwarding them to 7726, Ofcom’s anti-spam service.”